Pictures, test

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I guess this means we will no longer upload pictures, but like them in, like so

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Well it works, anyways...

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Ah, found the "upload" function, lets see how it works...
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Always such beautiful pictures Arnt.
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And I believe you post up to three images per messages now.
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Jim McConkey wrote:And I believe you post up to three images per messages now.

Lets check...

So, I bit the bullet and broke out the sister back...

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After going through the same procedure as with the first back, I got this

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The new and the old together. In the picture, the figure in the first one looks nicer, but they are actually quite similar

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Scraped and sanded smooth

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Marking the limit of the inside curvature by tracing the edge of the linings onto the back plate

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Drilling out much of the waste with forstner bit in the drill press. There is a smooth headed bolt directly under the spindle, and the depth stop is set at a fixed distance from it. This leaves the remaining wood at a uniform thickness, and a good starting point for graduating

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Result

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After hogging most of the rest of the waste out with a gouge, a carving spoon is used for some coarse carving

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Next step is planing with small finger planes. My favourite ones are shop made

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When I get close to final dimensions, I use this simple thickness gauge to monitor my progress.

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Finally, everything is scraped and sanded smooth

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After repeating the procedure for the inside of the top plate, it is time to cut the f-holes. I use a template to trace the onto the outside of the top. A small hole is drilled in its largest eye, and a fine coping saw blade is inserted, before sawing just inside the lines. I try to keep the walls in the holes vertical, by sawing straight through a hole in a little workboard clamped to my regular bench.

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I find I get the cleanest results by paring the rest of the way with a violin maker’s knife. You have to pay attention to the grain direction, and the knife must be quite sharp, of course.

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This is one of the most enjoyable tasks in the whole building process for me, so here’s one more

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To shape the eyes, some sand paper wrapped around a pencil works fine

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Finished f-hole

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Recording the finished graduations, weight etc for future reference.

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Tracing the inside curvature onto the side of a quartered, split piece of red spruce.

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Planing and scraping most of the waste away, before final “chalk fitting”. When there is even transfer of chalk between the mating surfaces, it is ready to be glued in place. The chalk is sanded off with 220 grit sand paper

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Gluing the brace with hot hide glue, and multiple clamps for even pressure.

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Paring the braces down, before rounding them over and sanding everything smooth.

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Gluing the top to the rim in the go-bar deck

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Result

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The neck blank, squared up. Checking the optimal cut with the neck template...

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Cutting out the neck blank on the small band saw

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Cutting the truss rod slot on the table saw. I small shim is temporarily glued to the nut end, so the bottom of the slot will be at an equal distance from the back of the finished neck, which tapers in thickness.

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Gluing on peghead “ears” from the cut-offs

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I didn’t have any more 5 mm bar stock left, but rummaging my drawers I found I could make an ordinary tension rod by canibalizing this Stewmac “hot rod”. Luckily, one end has the correct threads for the Gibson style brass nuts that I use. I plan to cut it to the correct length and bend the other end at an angle, to anchor it to the heel end of the neck

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It seems there is no limit to how many you can link in, though (as usual, with these phpBB sites, I guess...?)

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I could not find any limits on the number you can link in. The number of attachments per post is currently 3. And thanks for the great photo sequence!

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Superb.

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That looks really good for just supposed to be a picture test...
I'm sure this would even be a very nice mandolin build thread about building a very nice mandolin! :lol:

As an off-topic (well, not really off topic... :roll: ) : Congrats to the team who made/makes it possible to continue with this beautiful project called MIMF. I am sure that in its new format it will be more popular than ever! 8-)

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Hi Markus and welcome!

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Beautiful work as usual Arnt. Although this was a thread to test photos, it shows the benefits of having "in progress" threads - now that the photos can be stored on another site like photobucket instead of taking up MIMF storage and bandwidth, I reckon it's worth considering an "In Progress" section.

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Hi Brian and welcome! Thanks for the input.

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Hi Charlie, thanks for welcoming me!
Charlie Schultz wrote:I could not find any limits on the number you can link in
As far as I know such a limit is not provided by phpBB.

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Thanks for the confirmation- I'm still coming up to speed with phpBB.

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Hi Charlie, and Arnt.

Beautiful pics, as usual, Arnt! This worries me as the bigger format will no doubt show up my lazy craftsmanship !!!!!

A suggestion Charlie; personally I find the 'post heading repeat' at the beginning of each 'reply' a bit confusing. What I really like about this forum is the lack of unneccessary visual distraction that seems endemic on 99% of other Fora. Maybe bring back the name of the 'postee' as before rather than in small letters under the 'repeat post header' ??

Also, maybe up the font size a wee bit. Good work!

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.......and when message is posted , go automatically to the post being viewed!

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Kif, see Navigating the new forum software posted in the Frequently Asked Questions section, it details how to navigate to the most recent post.
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Really nice picture sequence - repost when the real forum goes live.

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Nice to finally see the new MIMF, good job.
The photos are working but some of them, number 2 in this discussion for instance, need to be scrolled up and down and left and right to see the whole photo. Is that true for everyone or just my old computer?
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Hi Mark and welcome! No, it's not you- we currently are using the generous default values for attached images (<= 256k, no dimension limits). That'll change before we go live.

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